Caveo Vestri Mens - Beware Your Mind - Simon Mclennan (2012, 4’13” Super 8mm B&W, HDV, UK)
As the media tends to maintain a hegemony of representation, so by scratching and
removing the under exposed emulsion of a film we can bring about both light and transparency.
Charlemagne required the clergy to adopt the repertory of Gregorian chant,
on pain of death: another hegemony, despite the form’s intrinsic beauty.
The soundtrack collages and manipulates found sounds and references Gregorian chant,
the Eton Boating Song, canned laughter and audio from war footage published
on youtube by soldiers in the field.